News from the Arran Community Land Initiative

Fruit Walk under way The planting of the new orchard is well under way with all our helpers from Arran High, Arran Outdoor Education Centre groups and other volunteers. There will be signage going up soon and a lovely fruit walk to explore and learn about the fruit trees, different ways to grow them, their …

Peace on the Far Side of Nuclear Weapons

 By Robert C. Koehler “. . . real security can only be shared . . .” I call it news in a cage: the fact that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. In other words, how nice, but it has nothing to do with the real …

Meeting Helen Crawfurd, Scottish Suffragette, through her own words…

By Laura Matheson Laura Matheson has joined Glasgow Women’s Library as an exhibition intern as part of her course MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism at the University of Edinburgh. As Fiona Jack’s current exhibition ‘Our Red Aunt’ is on at Glasgow Women’s Library, Laura talks about Helen Crawfurd – whose legacy …

Corrie Film Club in March

The film on Sunday 11th March at 8pm will be The Salesman (Iran. 2017. Director Asghar Farhadi. Cert. 12. 2hr 4mins). Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the centre of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving …

Poem for March

Squarings by Seamus Heaney Squarings? In the game of marbles, squarings Were all those anglings, aimings, feints and squints You were allowed before you’d shoot, all those Hunkerings, tensings, pressures of the thumb, Test-outs and pull-backs, re-envisagings, All the ways your arms kept hoping towards Blind certainties that were going to prevail Beyond the one-off …

Marine News from John Kinsman

Marine Accident Investigation Branch will not recover Missing Fishing Boat Marine accident investigators do not intend to recover the wreck of the missing fishing boat FV Nancy Glen which sank in Loch Fyne. Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk were on board the Nancy Glen when it sank on 18 January. The MAIB had been surveying …

The People’s Energy Company

Readers might be interested to know about a new, small energy company based in East Lothian, called the People’s Energy Company (see Peoplesenergy.co.uk). Set up last year by couple David Pike and Karen Sode, the company aims to provide ‘fairer, simpler’ energy supply while undermining the dominance of the big six suppliers. The company not …

Origami Peace Crane Project

A group gathered at McKelvie Road housing in Lamlash on Sunday afternoon with the aim of learning how to make origami peace cranes. Aided by tea and biscuits and the enthusiasm of lead crane maker Alison Page, the group met to contribute to a project being co-ordinated by the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. The …